Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sister Earrings

Hi, everyone!  It's good to be back.

First, let me thank Norbel, who covered my last blog date at the last minute.  I really appreciate it, my friend! 💓

I've always loved the idea of "sister" jewelry:  pieces that resemble each other but aren't the same.  I hadn't made any sister anythings in a while...but then, about a month ago, I bought these exquisite rainbow leaf earring components from Kristi Bowman Gruel:

From a strand of four beads (by one of my favorite glass artists, Beth Mellor of Beeboo) I picked two that would be perfect with the leaves:  beautiful little round-edge cubes with colorful swirls and teal blooms. They would make a gorgeous pair of earrings.  So I made them, adding some copper beads, Czech glass rondelles, and Swarovski crystals:

These sold quickly (thank you, dear lady!), but I didn't forget that I still had two more of those wonderful floral beads.  Two or three weeks later, Kristi had another show, and I found leaf components that resembled the original leaves. 

I used different copper accents for these new earrings, making them more airy, and they're also a bit longer and more slender than their sisters.

These "sisters" are clearly separate designs, but they're definitely family!


Thanks for reading!  xoxo

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  1. I'm always excited to see what you create with my components and these are gorgeous as expected. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with the us. <3

    1. Thank you so much, Kristi! I've always loved working with your components. 💓

  2. They are so cute!
    Nice photos! :))

  3. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! 💓

  4. OH they are glorious! Love those azure blues x

  5. Oh these are gorgeous.. I love the blues...

  6. Oh, I love the concept of sister earrings. You used absolutely gorgeous components and created amazing earrings. I love your work Meridy.